The importance of breathing
A few simple tricks are enough to obtain great benefits on the psychophysical state thanks to correct breathing.
Breathing is a very particular function in our organism, as it has a very rare characteristic: it can be both unconscious and voluntary.
It is in fact an involuntary biological factor, but at the same time voluntary: we can in fact control our breathing, but we cannot deprive ourselves of it for more than a certain period; try to hold your breath and see how many seconds you can do it.
For most of the day and night we are not aware that we are breathing, we do it automatically, but if we want, we are able to control the rhythm, amplitude and duration of each single breath while we are awake.
Breathing is linked to the physical state of the person: when we run and go out of breath we feel our heart in our throat and we have shallow, fast and rhythmic breathing, while as soon as we wake up, when we are still lying down (except for previous nightmares) our breathing is calm and regular, as if we were at peace with the world.
In the same way, breathing is connected to the other side of the coin, to our psychological and emotional state: a person who is in a very high stress or anxious state tends to have chest breathing, very fast and with little depth.
It is not uncommon in very anxious and stressed people to have the diaphragm muscle, the respiratory muscle par excellence, blocked and therefore unable to give depth and thickness to the breath.
A person who is calm, calm and not agitated will tend to have a deep, diaphragmatic, calm and complete breath.
If we learn to change our breathing, which we have also seen to be a voluntary system, we can change our emotional state by decreasing or even reducing our level of stress and tension.
If we apply the correct breath every day and turn it into a routine, this simple gesture can change the way we approach any event in our life.
What many people don’t know is that breathing is a very important factor for a person’s correct posture.
The diaphragm is in fact a muscle that also takes place at the lumbar level, it is part of a very important muscle chain and has direct relationships with the great psoas muscle and the square of the loins.
An incorrect respiratory function can create blockages at the level of the diaphragm with consequent imbalances and pains in particular at the cervical and / or lumbar level.
Everyone breathes, but few know how to do it well.
So what advantages do people who breathe well have compared to those who breathe badly?
- Better cardiovascular and pulmonary function.
- Greater tissue oxygenation and more functionality of the lymphatic system.
- A calmer mind.
- A lower stress level with better stress management.
- Better physical presence and more positive body language.
- More confidence and more clarity in making decisions.
- More control over yourself.
- More restorative sleep and more balance.
- Better visceral function (useful in case of gastritis and constipation for example).
- A more correct posture (useful in case of back pain).
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